Jennifer Love Hewitt, 34, wants to freeze her eggs until she finds the right guy

For once Jennifer Love Hewitt is saying something practical about romance and the prospect of “happily ever after.” We’ve heard her publicly pressure her then-boyfriend to propose (which of course didn’t work out for her), we’ve heard her expousing about how women should only take one “role” in their relationship or men will get confused, and she’s also admitted to trying on engagement rings every month since she was twelve years old. Now that Love-Hewitt is 34 and isn’t sure her current relationship is “the one,” she’s supposedly considering freezing her eggs for future use as needed. That’s smart actually. Here’s more:

Jennifer Love Hewitt is planning ahead! Though the actress, 34, has been dating her Client List costar Brian Hallisay, 34, since last spring, “she has been asking a few women she knows about freezing her eggs,” a source revealed in the March 11 issue of Us Weekly.

The unlucky-in-love actress — whose exes include John Mayer, Patrick Wilson, Carson Daly, Jamie Kennedy, Alex Beh, Wilmer Valderrama and ex-fiance Ross McCall — “feels worried that she will end up single, since none of her relationships have been successful,” the source continues.

Hewitt merely wants to have options, the source adds, saying, “If it doesn’t work out with Brian, she can still be a mom one day.”

The actress hasn’t exactly been quiet about her quest to become a parent. “I would love to have babies. I’m obsessed with babies,” Hewitt told Us in 2010. “I would love to have them one day.”

Despite her high-profile heartbreaks, Hewitt said she hasn’t given up on love. “I think you learn a lot from every break up,” the star explained. “It is so much more important that you love yourself rather than someone else. I’ve had breakups and they’ve been public, but I don’t regret any of them. I adore them all. I’ve gotten very lucky.”

[From US Weekly]

Another smart thing about this story? Love-Hewitt gave this news to US Weekly off the record. She’s not admitting in a quote that she’s thinking about this, she did it in a roundabout way. (And you know she told them, this just happens to coincide with the season premiere of her show “The Client List.”) Maybe she’s wising up about her public image. It’s making me like her more. I’ve always kind of chuckled at her but found her sweet and harmless. She lets it all hang out a little too much, and she’s reigning that in. Also, I think she would make a great mom.

Love-Hewitt is shown on set on 2-1-13. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Tania says:

    I think it’s really smart. I did IVF at 35 and trust me, you want good, healthy eggs!

    • Lori says:

      Yeah, but NEWSFLASH: Eggs don’t freeze well. Sperm does, embryos do, but you need the sperm for that. But unfertilized eggs are extremely fragile and if they make it through the freezing process, they usually don’t make it through the defrost. Unfortunately.

      • Pinky says:

        Actually, Lori, that’s not true. The current research says frozen eggs freeze and thaw at rates that exceed those of embryos, due to an advanced technology called vitrification. Also, freezing eggs poses fewer to none of the moral quandaries that freezing embryos does. And finally, since the woman’s body has time to rest between harvesting her eggs and implanting an embryo, and her body has time to rid itself of the hormones introduced in the process (which doesn’t happen when doing IVF), the success rate for implantation and live births seem to out-perform those of IVF. Again, the statistics are preliminary, but all the data is pointing toward this being a viable, if not the best option for women today who plan to someday have a family but have not found the right partner–and for those women who can afford it. But if women are to have equal reproductive rights, then those insurers who cover IVF need to start covering egg freezing since it’s no longer classified as “experimental.”

  2. MsAubra says:

    She reminds me of Aubrey O’Day sometimes. And she’s always been talked about as being “thirsty” when it comes to guys. Rich Cronin(RIP)pretty much confirmed it when he was interviewed on Howard Stern. He said that when he did that reality show with past boyband members (never aired, but you can see some clips from youtube) he met anohter one of Jennifer’s exes, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees. According to him, she gave the both of them a ring when she dated the both of them, apparently that’s her method and she’s always been “that girl” lol

  3. another nina says:

    Yeah, I see nothing wrong about it…

  4. Redheadwriter says:

    No one’s stopping her from being a mom now.

    • Belle says:

      Nothing wrong with wanting to have a family, you know… with the baby’s father around?

  5. bea says:

    Just go ahead a live life, woman!

    She’s crazy to put off doing what she wants to do until she meets Mr. Right for Happily Ever After.

    Plus, men sense and are repelled by the Desperate to Get Married vibe. Yikes.

  6. Emma13 says:

    That is a really good idea. I like her. She is cute and she does have a really nice body. I really wish she would find her guy and start a family, because I think that’s what she wants the most.

    • Iyanla says:

      I like her too. i caught a few episodes of her new show and i thought she was adorable. I used to be annoyed by her desperation but I think it’s her shtick. She’s self-depricating and really honest. Didn’t her mom pass away in the last year or so? She is doing very well and keeping it together considering.

      I can’t knock her for going after what she wants. She wants a family and a husband, a lot of woman want it just as bad as her. It is a huge dream of some woman. I appreciate her honesty. I’m not on the marriage track yet at 28, freezing eggs is something I haven’t thought of! I would like to be an older mother. Go Jlove

  7. Gwyneth says:

    OMG she is only 34?! I thought that she is much older. LOL. Sorry girl.

  8. poppy says:

    she shouldn’t wait. she’s so desperate and extremely needy it seems unlikely she can attract any decent, non-freaky man.
    when is she going to figure out she shares waaaay too much information?
    queues desperado expecially for jlh…

  9. Nicolette says:

    I like her and do think she’d be a good mom, but she should hold back from giving TMI all the time. The whole bedazzle thing could’ve and should’ve stayed private.

  10. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like her and we’re the same age, therefor I get where she’s coming from.

    I bet it saddens her that her mom will never get to meet her future children…that would break my heart.

  11. elceibeno08 says:

    Hmmmm I do wonder what the new pope would say about frozen eggs and sperm.

  12. gee says:

    Good for her! It takes some pressure off.

  13. Debbie says:

    This is not a bad idea. No reason not to plan ahead, why close a door just because its not right during the ideal baby making years. Better to wait and plan ahead then have a baby when you’re not ready or with the wrong person.

    Nothing to fault her on, well maybe sharing this publically but you know who cares.

  14. roxy750 says:

    I just heard her on the radio today being interviewed and she said flat out this is not true, with laughing and talking about all things usually said about her. She was really great on the interview, really nice down to earth.

  15. Ailine says:

    Trying on engangement rings every month since 12 is freaky. No wonder they guys run away. She reek of desperation.

  16. Joanna says:

    She is so pretty. I like that outfit with plaid shirt, jeans and boots.

  17. NeoCleo says:

    She is very pretty and probably really sweet if needy. It’s a shame she hasn’t found someone who can see past the insecurity. Just stay away from those bandage dresses Jennifer! They do you no favors.

  18. Samantha says:

    I’ve always found her annoying, but I know someone who’s a PA on her show. He says she’s super nice to everyone, all the time. A really good boss.

    • jess says:

      I totally believe that she is a sweetheart. I also think she’ll be a great mom…she’s one of those “love so hard” personalities, and a child is perfect match for that.

  19. Alana Fajina says:

    Personally I don’t see a problem with a woman saying she wants to be a wife and a mother. Some women want to be doctors, some want to be lawyers, some want to have a happy family. Those roles are all important ones. A mother is shaping the life of a future adult, I mean, that’s a huge deal! I’d take that over some chick who happens to get knocked up because she forgot to take her pill.
    Plus, she’s already had a successful career, it’s time for the next step. And any creep that can’t deal is just that and not worth it IMHO. She deserves to have a family if she wants one. We’re all worth it!! 🙂

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think it’s a good idea if that’s what she wants…but it’d be a good idea for her to ditch her dress and boots, too. Also, I’m not sure whether she looks better as a brunette or a blond; she looks okay, I think, both ways…hope she finds Mr. Right.

  21. Patrice says:

    I am loving that outfit with the plaid shirt from top to bottom! It gives me renewed hope that us busty girls can in fact pull off that particular pattern in a flattering, fashionable way 🙂 (Maybe the trick is to just buy a larger size and have it tailored…)

    Anyway, love Love! Why are so many commenters suggesting that she should “just have a baby NOW” if her future plans are to have a family that includes a loving man? Just like not everyone wants to be married, single motherhood is not the right fit for everyone either. JLH wants to be married to and build a life with the (future) father of her kids. I can’t believe that’s somehow inexplicably now considered a bad or frivolous thing.

  22. DesertPoppy says:

    It’s certainly a good idea for her to think about it. She should consider becoming a single mom by choice. She has the means to do it herself, she would get the baby she has always wanted and maybe she would end up calmed down / not so desperate and thus better able to attract a decent man.

  23. Good guy says:

    I think she should collect her eggs and roast a giant OMLETTE and feed it to poor children instead of making an ice cream of it. Just hope her eggs are as fat as her as there are many children with large stomach.

  24. Bridget says:

    I’ll admit, I found Jennifer to be incredibly annoying for a long time. After all, for a long time she was *that* girl – the girl who seems to be able to coast by on her ability to charm men with big boobs and a great head of hair. And then clearly she’s had some humbling experiences and has still held her head high, and I’m finally impressed with her. Best of luck to her.

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  26. Froyo says:

    Actually egg freezing/ thawing is much more successful now thanks to the vitrification freezing method 😉
    Wise move on her behalf.

  27. Amy says:

    Men suck. Just get a sperm donor and a turkey baster and have a kid.